Archives November 29, 2008

Advent Fayre

see http://www.saintthomaselson.org.uk/160/ We made £790. Less than last year, but with fewer tables, less stress and a lot more people from the Community. Plugging it intensely through local schools and the youth club paid dividends. I enjoyed it, and I think the community did as well.

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Requiem Mass: what parishLife is all about

Last night we celebrated a Requiem Mass for G, who died suddenly a fortnight ago. With the coffin placed in the Nave, the people of the parish sat around her, and simply, confidently and with great dignity, the promises of the resurrection were proclaimed. As I preached extemporaneously I recalled G’s life, her idiosyncrasies which […]

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"Biblical" Christianity

I love the way that a certain sect of the Church has seemed to claim the Scriptures for their own use and their own narrow, Pharisaical agenda. I have a poster from Christian Aid from many years ago which has Desmond Tutu saying “when people say that politics and religion don’t mix, I have to […]

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More passwords than I can handle…

Like most people, I have access to a wide range of systems: servers, routers, websites, home banking, paypal, ebay, amazon and quite frankly, I can’t remember half of the passwords I need. I suppose I have done what most people do in the circumstances, and use and reuse passwords between tens of websites: the same […]

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The Tempter – Youth Club Talk

Text: Matthew 4:1-11 You know that I spend a few moments each week telling you a story, sometimes a tale of marvellous feats, of amazing people, of outstanding events. ¬†Rarely, do I speak of the supernatural, of the strange and mysterious. But tonight I will. Yes yet tonight we will also speak of something entirely […]

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